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Jul 9, 2012 5:30pm PDT
police here tell us that july is the worst month for murders, saturday the worst day, 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. the worst hour. today the mayor announced a new attack on gangs and we'll have our interview with the mayor in just a moment. but we'll start with this last weekend. 17 new shootings, and dean reynolds was at the hospital to meet them. >> reporter: at the cook county trauma unit in chicago's strojer hospital, one ambulance after another delivers victims of the gang violence that just won't stop. >> we'll be doing a whole bunch to you right now. >> reporter: this unit treats about 1,500 gunshots and stabbings a year. >> stop that! >> reporter: in the first six months of this year, chicago had 22% more murders than new york, a city with five and a half million more people. >> we have to assume the worst case. >> reporter: in the midst of the mayhem is dr. fred starr, who was in charge of the unit this weekend. >> i've seen more people probably this year who have been caught in the cross fire or caught a stray bullet and that is certainly alarming. >> reporter: how do you react? >>
CBS
Jul 26, 2012 6:30pm EDT
political correspondent jan crawford is with the republican presidential candidate. jan, fill us in. >> reporter: well, scott, that blunder happened yesterday in an interview with nbc news when romney talked about problems in the run-up to london's olympics. >olympics. >> there were a few things that were disconcertificating, the stories about the private security firm not having enough people, the supposed strike of the immigration and customs officials. that, only, is not something which is encouraging. >> reporter: romney's remarks became a full-blown controversy this morning when primedavid cameron, asked about disruptions in london's subway service, defended the game's organizers. >> we are holding an olympic games in one of the busiest, most active, bustling cities anywhere in the word, and of course it's easier if you hold an olympic games in the middle of nowhere. but, you know, i visited burma recently, and they have six main highways and no cars on them. this is a busy, bustling city, so inevitably you're going to have challenges. >> reporter: cameron was making the point
CBS
Jul 18, 2012 7:00pm EDT
. clarissa ward has been speaking of her contacts and clarissa joins us now from just over the boarder in turkey. clarissa, what has the reaction been to the bombing? >> scott, in one word, jubilation. we've heard reports of people erupting into cheers when they heard the news and the free syrian army is touting this as a major triumph and the beginning of of the end for the assad regime. >> reporter: twice inside syria you've linked up with the rebel forces. help us remember how the free syrian army got started. >> it started out as a trickle of syrian soldiers who claimed they refused orders to fire on civilians. they desserted to form the free syrian army. within months, there were dozens of groups across the country but with no clear coordination or command structure. we spent time with rebel fighters in idlib. most fighters we met were farmers and workers with little military training. they told us they had no choice. they had to fight after government forces shot peaceful protesters their weapons were no match for the army's tanks and artillery, even bullets were scarce. now the
CBS
Jul 19, 2012 5:30pm PDT
>> she helped us, and now it's time to help her. ng s captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. weoping cough sounds like a disease from an earlier age but b learn today that we're in the out of an epidemic that may be the worst outbreak in the united states in more than 50 years. today, the centers for disease control said there have been 18,000 cases so far this year. more than double the number by s ti time last year. nine children have died. whooping cough, also known as artussis, is a highly contagious bacterial infection in the lungs. where is the outbreak the worst? pnd why is it happening now? here's jon lapook. >> reporter: this clinic in everett, washington, has seen more than 250 cases of whooping cough this year. 20% more than usual, and it's stepping up its immunization. more than 3,000 cases of the eylness have been diagnosed in washington state. that's 13 times what they saw by this time last year. dr. thomas clark is at the forters for disease control. >> that's really on track to be a record since the 194
CBS
Jul 24, 2012 7:00pm EDT
hours of training on the use of force and 24 hours on searches and arrests. officers will be barred from stopping or arresting people on the basis of their race, sex or sexual orientation. cameras will be installed in patrol cars. interrogations will be videotaped, and threats of violence during interrogations, once standard practice, will be prohibited. all this began two years ago when new orleans' mayor mitch landrieu concluded his police department was out of control. so he asked the justice department for help. >> the citizens of new orleans deserve a police department that prey tects, that serves, and partners with the community to keep our city safer. >> reporter: after a 10 month investigation the department found that officers in the new orleans police department routinely use unnecessary and unreasonable force. officer involved shootings and in-custody deaths are investigatedded inadequately or not at all. training is severely deficient. the report also found that officers routinely engage in race and sex discrimination during one 17-month period officers fired weapons at
CBS
Jul 30, 2012 7:00pm EDT
counts each because the prosecutors haven't decided which law they will use at trial. some victims and some relative-- relatives were in the courtroom in centennial colorado and so was john blackstone. john, what did you see? >> scott, well, james holmes still has orange hair and he looked as if he hasn't shaved since he was arrested. but in court today he showed no emotion. and he stared up at the ceiling. he often opened his eyes very wide for no apparent reason. but he never made eye contact with the victims or their families who were in the courtroom. >> reporter: this was holmes in court last week, the last time we saw him on camera. this time the judge barred cameras from the courtroom. some of those still healing from wounds suffered in the theatre shooting came to the court to see him formally charged. ali garbi whose 16-year-old son suffered a head wound came in search of an answer. >> i want to ask him why he did it. i mean you know, why he did it. >> reporter: but holmes said just one word today. the judge asked if he agreed to waive his right to a preliminary hearing in 35
CBS
Jul 5, 2012 6:30pm EDT
tell us about the chinese love a fair american cars. mitt romney is in new hampshire. jan crawford talked with him yesterday about the supreme court's health care ruling, among other things. tonight she has more of that interview, jan? >> well, anthony, we've seen the president hit romney hard for a while about his work at bain capital. and in our interview i ask him whether he thought those attacks would resonate and how he planned to respond. >> he's in a real tough spot. he's grasping at any kind of straw he can find. and the reality is the american people can make their own assessment of whether the economy has gotten better under president obama or not. we have now 8.2% of unemployment in america. >> reporter: is that its new normal. >> it may be under this president, but i think we can do better, a lot better. the president predicted that we would be at 5.6% unemployment now. we have millions and millions of more americans unemployed than what the president predicted. the american people want to see someone who can get this economy going again. and create jobs for their kids
CBS
Jul 19, 2012 7:00pm EDT
identity of the bomber and the type of explosives he used. witnesses say after leaving the terminal he fell into line with a crowd of israeli tourists getting on the bus and then detonated his bomb. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. >> this attack was part of a global campaign of terror carried out by iran and hezbollah. we'll continue to fight against the terrorists. and to exact a heavy price from those who support them. >> reporter: if iran is behind this attack, it was not unexpected. iran vowed revenge after the fifth scientist working on its nuclear program was killed. iran accused israel of being behind the string of assassinations. since january there have been a series of plots targeting israelis around the world, all of which failed until this one. >> pelley: scott, the security camera show the bomber walking around the buses for almost an hour, apparently waiting for the maximum number of victims to come within range before detonated his device, john, thank you. on israeli border the syrian civil war is expanding rapidly. we are getting late word this evening of
CBS
Jul 27, 2012 7:00pm EDT
. they told us alex is in a better place, but they said pray for the family and friends he left behind. we tried to reach dr. fenton today but were unsuccessful to get any comment from her. the university said it can't comment because of the ongoing gag order. scott. >> pelley: anne awe know dr. fenton's a psychiatrist, but does she have a spocial? >> reporter: the university won't say, scott, whether she has a specialty, but we do know she's been given grants in the past to study constituencies sc. >> pelley: 11 of the wounded are still in the hospital tonight. five of of them are in critical condition. now to the economy. we learned today that it is slowing down. the government reported a weak growth rate in the second quarter of just 1.5%. that is down from 2% in the first quarter. here's one reason it matters-- in the first quarter, the economy was creating, on average, 226,000 jobs a month, but by spring, that had plunged to 75,000 jobs a month, and that isn't nearly enough to bring down the unemployment rate. what's gone wrong? rebecca jarvis says have a look at spending by consu
CBS
Jul 11, 2012 5:30pm PDT
in homicides. what's driving the violence? we asked dean reynolds to help us find out. >> almost all of the violence we're seeing now is from the gangs. >> reporter: sergeant matt little leads one of the teams in chicago's gang enforcement unit. there are about 200 such officers in the city versus 100,000 gang members. >> when there's a shooting, we'll respond to the shooting. we'll figure out where we believe the most likely area for retaliation is and we'll work that area trying to both prevent retaliation and possibly build a case against defenders. >> reporter: we road along with little's team as dusk fell on poor neighborhoods of vacant lots and high anxiety. >> the gangs have lost their hierarchy, so to speak. and without a chan of command there's really nobody keeping things in check. >> reporter: and they lost their hierarchy because those guys got killed? went to prison or... >> both. yes. >> reporter: those left are young, reckless, and often terrible shots. instead of a bullet with somebody's name on it, you get a bullet that reads "to whom it may concern." >> reporter
CBS
Jul 4, 2012 6:30pm EDT
justice will know and when he decides to tell us-- if he decides to tell us-- could be some time way in the future. >> glor: jan crawford from new hampshire tonight. jan, thank you. we will have more of jan's interview with mitt and anne romney tomorrow an cbs "this morning." this week, the summer driving season moves into high gear and americans are paying a lot less at the pump. the price of gas is now $3.34 a gallon-- down 60 cents in almost three months. michelle miller examines whether that trend will continue. >> as you can see the size of the fuel tanks... >> reporter: when we visited trucking fleet owner andy anastasio in connecticut last march, his big rigs were guzzling almost $1,400 worth of diesel every time he filled a tank. not anymore. what's your fuel cost today? >> to fill up the truck, about $1,000. >> reporter: that's a savings of $5,000 every week. you don't sound particularly excited. >> well, we're cautiously optimistic. we'd like to see fuel back down to $2 a gallon where it was only a couple years ago. >> reporter: but analysts say it's unlikely prices will di
CBS
Jul 2, 2012 7:00pm EDT
neighbors, the lady across the street and i tried to say that thinking that it might get us quicker service but it hasn't happened yet. so we're trapped. >> we came over here to garfield... >> reporter: tom graham is the regional president for the power company. does it seem like too much to expect in the 21st century that when a storm comes through it doesn't create chaos in the nation's capital? >> well, trees come down and destroy the infrastructure, that's what's going to happen. you have to look at this as a catastrophic event. >> reporter: the bailes say the catastrophe has brought out the best in neighbors for pulling together to help each other. >> we have met more neighborhoods this past week than we have met in the eight years we've been here. >> reporter: it will be friday before most of the lights come back on for the customers. the electricity company says it has in excess of 2,000 contract workers from other states and other utilities helping out and working in around-the-clock shifts. >> pelley: thanks, sharyl, now to the fires in the west. there are at least 50 wildfires bur
CBS
Jul 12, 2012 5:30pm PDT
his mother. she is injured and stuck inside of syria. his family asked us not to show their faces, but told us that the boy's stomach was shredded by shrapnel when a shell hit their house. this doctor is a syrian american pediatrician from panama city florida. he volunteers at the refugee camps here and told us that many children have been traumatized. >> " where's my house, where is my freedom? where's my backyard? where's my garden? all that is gone. they cannot understand that. >> those that make it to turkey are the lucky ones. more than 1400 children have been killed in side of syria. many more have been maimed. and a united nations report says that boys as young as 10 have been detained and tortured. in an apartment near the syrian border we met this girl. she told us that she is 12 years old, but when we asked what had happened to her, she could not speak. tears were streaming from her eyes. her uncle told us that her home was hit by a shell, killing her pregnant mother and two siblings. he too was afraid to show his face. >> the children and syria suffer so much, every day
CBS
Jul 6, 2012 6:30pm EDT
long time. they're excited to be back to work and they're doing a great job for us. >> reporter: despite the modest pickup in boston construction, the number of unemployed americans and the unemployment rate have basically stayed the same since february. >> i don't think we should fall into the trap of thinking we're heading straight down. that's not the case. >> reporter: economist michael darda. >> we're making progress, just not fast enough to make everybody happy. >> workers added more hours to their week and wages increased slightly, a possibly sign of future job growth. >> if he can f we can get better jobs figures for a few months those could self-reinforce each other and create a feedback loop helping to push the business cycle forward. >> reporter: back in boston, dinapoli plans to keep adding jobs his companies project outnumber what they had in the height of the bidding boom if 2007. >> it's wonderful to see a project of this nature and many others take off in the city. >> reporter: the broader measure of unemployment-- which includes those who have given up their job
CBS
Jul 12, 2012 7:00pm EDT
turkish hospital bed crying for his mother. she is injured and stuck inside syria. shis family asked us not to show their faces. they told us that the boy's stomach was sledded by schram nell when a shell hit their house. dr. yihia rahim is a syrian american pediatrician from panama city, florida. he volunteers at the refugee camps here and he told us that many children have been traumatized. >> where is my house. where is my room, where is my toys. where is my freedom where. is my backyard where is my garden. all of it gone. so they cannot understand it. >> reporter: but those who make it to turkey are the lucky ones. more than 1400 children have been killed inside syria. many more have been maimed. and a united nations report says boys as young as ten have been detained and tortured. in an apartment near the syrian border we met this grl. she told us that she is 12 years old but when we asked what had happened to her she couldn't speak. tears streamed from her eyes. her uncle told us her home was hit by a shell killing her pregnant mother and two siblings. tee was afraid to show his f
CBS
Jul 13, 2012 6:30pm EDT
might have been lying to the s.e.c., but several experts told us not so. >> putting that information on that form does not necessarily mean that you're an active manager of the company. >> reporter: this man is a former s.e.c. investigator and enforcement attorney. it's entirely possible he owned this company but didn't run the company? >> that is correct. he could have been on a leave of on sense. >> reporter: romney would have made money if the companies doing that outsourcing sold at a profit, but, anthony, the s.e.c. documents do not show that romney ran bain after '99 or that he personally shipped jobs overseas. >> mason: thanks, wyatt. earlier today chief political correspondent jan crawford talked to governor romney. >> reporter: governor romney, the obama campaign is saying you either committed a felony by lying to the s.e.c. or you're lying to the american people about when you left bain capital. what do you say to that? >> well, i think this kind of statement from the obama team is really shocking. it's ridiculous. and it's beneath the dignity of the presidency. i simply think
CBS
Jul 20, 2012 7:00pm EDT
. special premier. law enforcement sources tell us holmes dyed his hair like batman's foe the joker. >> i was in the second row. >> reporter: shortly after the movie began, corbin date saw someone get up and leave through an emergency exit. >> i noticed a guy who was sitting to the far right went out to the emergency exit, which is unusual. >> reporter: parked outside the door was holmes' car. inside, an arsenal. he put in a helmet, bullet-proof vest, leg protection and armed himself. >> an a.r.-15 assault rifle, a remington 870 shotgun, 12 gauge shotgun, and a .40 caliber glock handgun. >> reporter: aurora police chief dan oates. >> i imagine i will be asked how many rounds were fired. my answer is we have no capability now of calculating that number. there were many, many rounds fired. >> reporter: at roughly 12:30, the suspect reentered theater nine through the emergency exit door to the right of the movie screen. he lobbed one or two canisters that exploded in the audience and emitted smoke or gas. >> the door swings wide open, the emergency exit door, somebody walks in dressed all in
CBS
Jul 25, 2012 5:30pm PDT
. network by the virginia tech shooter have shown us that even when suspects try to explain their actions it rarely makes sense to anyone else. >> i can guarantee you we will find it unsatisfying because there's nothing that this individual could say to us that would cause us and the general public to sit back and say now i understand why you did this. >> pelley: john, why did the police come to search that mail room? >> well, the mailbox searches they did on the street were directed. this was not random. they had an investigative lead that put them in that mail room and apparently the lead came indirectly from holmes himself. apparently some time after his arrest he mentioned that a letter had gone to the school from him and that's what they were looking for. >> pelley: john, thanks very much. as you know, holmes is in jail tonight under investigation in the shooting that killed 12 and wounded 43. anna werner is outside that jail in centennial, colorado. anna, what did you find out today? >> reporter: scott, public defender daniel king got his chance to go inside the apartment of his cli
CBS
Jul 23, 2012 5:30pm PDT
not used to him... not used to seeing him like that. hion't ever want to see him like that again. >> reporter: but even if caleb fully recovers, what happened at the midnight movie threatens to ruin the couple financially. ous family has been told medical bills could total $2 million. long-time friend michael west is trying to raise money. >> caleb, he doesn't have any insurance. so i put together a web site. >> looking forward to being a dad. >> we talk to him, we know he can hear us. we tell him he needs to get better because he needs to be a dad. >> reporter: many are struggling with the emotions raised by this ragedy. 13-year-old kaylan was babysitter for the youngest victim in the shooting, six- year-old veronica moseer callivan. veronica's mother ashley moser is still in the hospital with wounds to her neck and abdomen. kaylan was in the theater beside them. >> i wanted just... i want it to be a nightmare, a dream, i don't want this to be real. >> reporter: when the shooting stopped kaylan called 911 and tried to give c.p.r. to veronica >> it's horrifying picturing in my he
CBS
Jul 25, 2012 6:30pm EDT
told us he remembers starting in mid-june seeing james holmes leave his apartment carrying a rifle bag and targets in the mornings. authorities here believe holmes was very familiar with his weapons. jennifer seeger, who was just five feet away from the gunman when he entered theater 9's emergency exit says he took precise aim at victims. >> he was relentless. he kept shooting, fires, over and over. i think there was probably 50 gun shells in there just on people alone and anybody would try to get away they would... he would just shoot them. >> reporter: and, scott, authorities are now trying to figure out how holmes became so proficient at using those weapons and whether he may have practiced somewhere. for instance at a local gun range. >> pelley: an, that thank you. today at the first of the funerals, about 150 people respects to gordon cowden. his family remembered him as a quick-witted world traveler with a keen sense of humor and devoted to his children. there are still 17 people in the hospital tonight-- six of them are in critical condition. now the worst drought in more than 5
CBS
Jul 31, 2012 6:30pm EDT
nation's small businessmen, one of whom told us today he is looking for some light at the end of this tunnel. >> july sales definitely are down about 10 or 15%. >> reporter: jeff pape sells athletic gear online and from his 5500 square foot store in elmhurst, illinois. >> what we see is that people aren't spending as muchs that a used to, people that might have spent 150 or $200 on stuff are now back to 60 or $70. >> reporter: to pape there's no mystery why. >> people that had jobs that were making 100,000 or $s 50,000 are now making 40 or $50,000 and that has to affect their spending. >> reporter: that affects and his work force, now down to two from four. have you had to cut back on the things that you purchased for your store? the inventory? >> definitely we're working with our vendors to try and keep our costs as low as we can. >> reporter: you can see that ripple effect across the country. shopping centers reported just a 1.8% growth in sales over the last year. barely ahead of the inflation rate of 1.7%. suggesting the consumer mood at least remains in recession. >> they're defi
CBS
Jul 3, 2012 7:00pm EDT
nowadays is simply different than it used to be 30 or more years ago because of climate change. >> reporter: not all scientists agree, climate change skeptics argue too much is being read into short-term data and that extreme weather events usually even out over time and don't turn into major trends. but a large majority of climate scientists say climate change is real and, scott, if they're right that means the extreme weather is only going to get worse. >> pelley: chip, thank you. as chip said, the heat is not helping with the wildfires in the west. 45 are burning tonight. tanker planes were cleared to fly again today. they had been grounded far day after an air force tanker crashed, killing four. the number of these firefighting planes is dwindling, and we asked rick sallinger of cbs station kcnc to show us why. >> you don't get much better than that. >> reporter: the specially designed c-130s can cover a quarter mile with 3,000 gallons of water or fire retardant. colonel paul hargrove is with the california air national guard. >> these are probably the most effective in the
CBS
Jul 16, 2012 7:00pm EDT
lake travis, it affects not just us but affects property owners. >> reporter: this summer, 80% of the u.s. is abnormally dry. grazing pastures are barren and brown across the nation's mid-section. the national weather service estimates nearly a third of the midwest corn crop is in poor condition. today, illinois governor pat quinn asked for federal disaster relief for 33 drought-stricken counties. >> we've never seen a drought like this. you can see firsthand how depleted, how serious this matter is, this drought. >> reporter: the prolonged drought may be a result of back-to-back occurrences of the weather phenomenon called la nina. la nina happens when an area of the pacific ocean is cooler than normal. it redirects the jet stream farther north causing major storms to bypass the south. economic losses around lake travis are closing in on $2 million. both launches are shut down and jones town mayor dean armstrong says the location of the city's main park is no longer so choice. >> it's been right on the water. >> reporter: and now where is it? >> there's no water. period. nothing. >>
CBS
Jul 10, 2012 7:00pm EDT
billion in reduction. we don't actually run the programs we used to. two years ago we ran $49 million worth of summer school. this summer it will be just under $1 million. >> reporter: last month the l.a. teachers union agreed to ten unpaid furlough days to save 4,000 jobs. the school year will be five days shorter. 18 days have now been cut from the school calendar in just four years. marie adams teaches high school math. she says with fewer teachers, classrooms that had 20 students now have 31. >> when you have, you know, ten more students in the classroom, that's a lot more questions to answer. and it's just hard to get to all their individual needs. >> reporter: california voters face a choice in november to plug the state's $16 billion deficit. they either approve a half-cent sales tax increase, an income-tax hike on those making more than $250,000 or face 5.4 billion dollars in automatic cuts in education funding. >> we were the envy of the united states, and our highway program was the envy of the world. you know, 25 years ago. that is not the case any longer. >> reporter: now,
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